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Galley Bay Resort & Spa by Elite

A boutique-style, adults-only paradise

Surrounded by enchanting scenery and nestled right on the edge of a pristine white sandy beach, Galley Bay is an adult-only paradise which benefits guests with a boutique-style blend of luxury, intimacy and relaxation. Named as one of the "Top 10 Best Resorts for Romance in the Caribbean" by the readers of TripAdvisor, it really lives up to its name with a selection of well-appointed beachfront rooms and suites with king-sized beds and attractive Caribbean-style interiors. The Gauguin Suiteis sure to entice you with its secluded patio and private plunge pool. Exclusive dining opportunities come in local and international flavours, ranging from private cabana dinners to lunch time favourites on the sand. Snorkelling is amazing here, or windsurfing, or tennis and cycling, or you can just relax and try one of the indulgent treatments in the resort's very own spa sanctuary. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 €2,769  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
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Tripadvisor rating 4072 Reviews
Shirley Heights

Hotel highlights

  • Hayes and Jarvis Recommends
  • Adults only romantic retreat
  • Intimate dining opportunities
  • Rooms and Suites directly on the beach

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
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  • 98 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 25 minutes from Antigua Airport.
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Galley Bay Resort & Spa by Elite

  • Beach
  • approx. 25 minutes from Antigua Airport.
  • Visit in August for the incredible Antigua Carnival, ten day event on the streets of St. John
  • Just 25 minute drive to the spectacular Cedar Valley Golf Course
  • Get a taxi over to the picturesque Fort Barrington just a 10 minute drive away
4072 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3259
  • Very Good 580
  • Average 158
  • Poor 45
  • Terrible 31

What to Expect

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Apr 03, 2020


I booked Galley Bay for a short getaway in May, 2020. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the resort CLOSED the property till June 15, 2020. As a result, they offered me a credit to be used for the next 18 months. I asked for a COMPLETE REFUND as I'm not sure if/when I will be able to get down there again and I didn't cancel the booking, they closed the resort.....Bottom line is that THEY REFUSED to offer me a refund.....so, I am now working w/ my credit card company to get my money back....This is a shady operation and leaves me with a very bad taste to ever consider rebooking....There are SO MANY other great resorts that would never treat their customers this way!!! I know these are unprecedented times and no one would ever have seen this coming, but taking advantage of potential customers is not the way to conduct business.... So sad that the 'corporate office' is damaging the resort...Employees at the resort will be the ones that will suffer!!!
Apr 03, 2020

Relaxing resort

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

We stayed for a week in March , we had a premium deluxe beach villa which was a charming little villa , straight out onto the beach which itself was a stunning 3/4 of a mile of golden sand ! The food & drinks were top notch everywhere we went . We ate at every restaurant & the food was amazing, we loved the bare foot grill at lunchtime , the burgers were great along with everything from the press, sat by the sea having a snack was our favourite!! The staff were all super friendly & couldn't do enough for anyone! All in all a very quiet , relaxing holiday on the beautiful island of Antigua. If I had one small gripe it was the long trousers evening dress code for men, I really think it could be toned down to collared shirts & tailored shorts...( Seems a bit stuffy for the Caribbean)we have been to other resorts of this calibre & never had this rule imposed throughout every bar & restaurant in the evening!
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Galley Bay Resort & Spa by Elite

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